Mussels Mariniere

Mussels Mariniere

Seafood Shellfish Mussels

This is a simple recipe. Most of the work is preparing the mussels; cooking takes very little time. When you have finished eating the mussels, dip bread in the buttery wine sauce.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 298
Preparation time: 35m
Total cooking time: 50m


  • 4 quarts mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided


  • 1   Scrub mussels. Pull off beards, the tuft of fibers that attach each mussel to it's shell, cutting them at the base with a paring knife. Discard those that do not close when you handle them and any with broken shells. Set aside.
  • 2   Combine onion, garlic, 4 tablespoons parsley, bay leaf, thyme, wine, and 2 tablespoons butter in large pot. Bring to boil. Lower heat, and cook 2 minutes. Add mussels, and cover. Cook just until shells open, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove mussels from sauce, and place in bowls.
  • 3   Strain liquid, and return to pot. Add remaining butter and parsley. Heat until butter melts. Pour over mussels.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.1g 16%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 330mg 13%
Potassium 608mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 10.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 18.6g 37%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 1144IU  
Vitamin C 25mg  
Calcium 97mg  
Iron 20mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 31mg  
Folate 36mcg